My very recent blog topic focused on the top 6 features home buyers look for in a kitchen ,coming in a close second would be the bathroom. Bathrooms can come in many different shapes and styles. A bathroom update/upgrade is always a great investment which can heed one of the best ROI in your home, Read the following top 6 features home buyers look for in a bathroom to get your started.
This is often the first feature buyers will notice when they enter the bathroom. If you have the space the “his and hers” vanity is always recommended. Vanity styles can range from antique, traditional, modern and rustic. When choosing the style of vanity makes sure it blends in with the rest of the room.
Depending on your budget the flooring is a very important part of your bathroom’s appearance. Replacing old worn out bathroom flooring with something new can alter the appearance dramatically.
Ceramic tile is probably one of the most popular bathroom floor choices. It’s durable, easy to clean and adds a nice finished touch. It also comes in a array of different sizes and colours to choose from.
Vinyl flooring is a great choice for the DIYer. It’s affordable and quite easy to install.Be sure to choose a high quality product when opting for vinyl.
Perhaps the highest quality bathroom flooring choice is natural stone. This flooring will comes in at the highest cost and may be out of reach for most home owners.
Other flooring options are hardwood, laminate and engineered. When choosing the right flooring consider how it will blend in with the rest of the room and that it fits into your budget.
The 3rd feature on our top 6 features home buyers look for in a bathroom list is the bathtub. The bathtub can add the most character and charm to your bathroom. Whether it be the classic clawfoot, freestanding or a soaker tub. Make sure to choose a bathtub that compliments the style and space of your bathroom.
One of the most overlooked features in a bathroom would be the lighting. You can get creative with your lighting choices. Try a pair of vertical sconces on either side of the mirror to give it that art deco look. Imitating natural light is also a good choice. choose white shades and fluorescent bulbs. Be sure to install a dimmer switch to adjust the light and alter the mood of the lighting.
*Remember to always hire a licensed electrician install light fixtures.
Another important aspect of the bathroom is the shower. If space permits, have a separate shower stall from the bathtub. The bigger the better as home buyers prefer the bigger shower stalls. Some options are frameless glass enclosure, sliding enclosure, tub/shower combo.
The hardware and finishes
The final item on the top 6 Features Home Buyers Look For in a bathroom would be the hardware and finishes your choose. Hardware can come in brushed nickel, copper, bronze. You may consider a modern an antique look. Picking the right paint colours will also play a big factor. These final touches will tie everything else all together.